Your new eyelash extensions are fairly maintenance-free. The general rule of lash extensions is: the cleaner you keep them, the longer they last. The biggest enemy of lash extensions is oil, which can come from our fingers or from the products we apply. Avoiding direct contact with oils will help the longevity of your lash extensions. Also, immediately after application, avoid getting your lashes wet for at least three hours to allow the lash adhesive to dry thoroughly.
There are a few other guidelines to keep in mind:
Beauty Collective DON’Ts — please DO NOT:
Pick or pull at your lashes
Excessively rub your eyes, as this will pull off the extensions prematurely
Use an eyelash curler, this will break the synthetic lashes
Apply mascara to the base of the lashes; only on the lash tips
Use oil-based products; doing so will dissolve the bond
Use cotton balls or swabs directly on the extensions, fibers can get caught in the bond
Overexpose lashes to steam rooms and/or tanning salons, this can weaken the bond
Beauty Collective DAILY TIPS:
Brush your lashes daily to create a dramatic, fanned-out look (when brushing, brush from the middle of the lash to the tip)
When lashes get wet, close your eyes and press lashes with a bath towel or paper towel; this will remove excess water without weakening the bond
When washing your face, wash around your eyes first; when removing eye makeup, use a lint-free Q-tip and our formulated eye makeup remover
Use products specially formulated for synthetic eyelash extensions (ie mascara, eyeliner, and makeup remover: all of which we carry at The Beauty Collective)
It is critical that you cleanse your eyelash extension with our formulated makeup remover with either the lint-free q-tips or sponges to remove any dead skin cells, dirt, makeup and oil. Not cleansing regularly or correctly also leads to potential infections, irritations, poor lash health and growth.